Meet Seaman Jr.

stuffed toy dog on white background
Photo: A toy dog named Seaman Jr., representing the Newfoundland that accompanied Lewis and Clark on their historic expedition in the 1800's, is seen here, Thursday, May 3, 2018 at NASA Headquarters in Washington. Seaman Jr. is headed to the International Space Station this summer to help celebrate
One giant leap for mankind’s best friend…

“The greatest traveler of my species” is blazing a new trail in space. Seaman Jr., a plush toy, standing in for the original SEAMAN, the Newfoundland dog of Captain Meriwether Lewis, is headed to the International Space Station! In honor of the 50th anniversary of the National Trails Act and NASA’s 60th anniversary, Seaman Jr. will interact with astronauts and encourage others to learn more about their National Trails System.

You can follow along! Updates will be posted on the Newfie News blog:

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Last updated: June 25, 2018